I am helping someone separate duplicate stamps to create and preserve a concise collection. I was looking at two 1086 Hamiltons and did a quick check with a magnifying glass when I back tracked because one had an unsettling effect on me. The stare of the Hamilton looked cockeyed.
As can be seen on the first Hamilton of the picture that I have attached, the disfigured pupil in AH's right eye and the lack of delineation on his left iris give him this effect. The 2nd AH doesn't have the same appearance. When not magnified the 1st one is more appealing with richer color and contrast and it's kind of neat to know you have a cockeyed AH stamp even if it can't be seen without magnifying glass unless eyesight is good and you are looking for it. Does the value decrease dramatically if it is selected for removal? Should owner inform potential buyers if it is selected for removal? Is it due from too much ink? Federal Hall in both are comparable at least to my untrained eye. I actually think that I have been staring at these stamps too long because I am beginning to see all kinds of things that may or may not be really there!